Republicans introduce bills to provide relief rom Obamacare taxes

Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, makes his way to a meeting inside the Speaker's office inside the Capitol on December 6, 2017.

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Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, makes his way to a meeting inside the Speaker’s office inside the Capitol on December 6, 2017.

A group of Republican members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday introduced several bills in which they said will provide “relief” coming from Obamacare-related taxes.

The slate of legislation rolled out by members of the House Ways as well as Means Committee could end up being attached, in some form or another, to the year-end spending package in which Congress is actually tackling.

The set of bills is actually not tied to the major tax bill pending in Congress, which, among different things, could repeal the Obamacare rule requiring most Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty.

The bills introduced Tuesday include a a few-year waiver of the medical device tax, a two-year waiver for the tax on over-the-counter medications as well as a delay of the health insurance tax, along with relief coming from in which tax if insurers give customers a premium rebate.

Another bill could provide three years of retroactive relief coming from the mandate requiring large employers to offer affordable health coverage to workers or pay a fine.

in which bill also could offer one year of prospective relief coming from the so-called Cadillac tax, an excise tax on high-value health plans.

Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas., chairman of the Ways as well as Means Committee, said, “Obamacare’s failures are continuing to hurt families across the country – as well as allowing burdensome health care taxes to continue or go back into effect could make these problems even more severe.”

“As we continue working toward a patient-centered health care system, Ways as well as Means Republicans are taking action to provide targeted relief coming from taxes in which stand inside the way of affordable health care, innovative treatments, access to medications, more jobs, as well as bigger paychecks for hardworking Americans,” Brady said.

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